The disruption of the economic activities by the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent civil unrest spiked by the #EndSARS protest notwithstanding, the Lagos State government on Friday said it is committed to promoting economic prosperity through the provision of sustainable road infrastructure to Lagosians.
This assurance was given by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Egr. Aramide Adeyoye during the inspection of some roads projects and the announcement of the flag-off of the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway project scheduled for Sunday, November 1, 2020.
In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, Gawat Jubril, on Twitter, the flag-off ceremony of the reconstruction and upgrade of the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway road is in line with the Lagos State Government’s plan to rebuild the major road. It is also expected to bring a new motoring experience on the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway.
The project, which will be executed in two phases, will start with the reconstruction of the 18.75km stretch spanning Eleko Junction to Epe T- Junction while the second phase of the 26.7km will start at Abraham Adesanya Roundabout to Eleko Junction.
The project will be handled by Messrs Craneburg Construction Company Limited which has proven capacity and track record in the delivery of quality road projects.
The Eti Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway has constructed over 40 years ago, from Victoria Island to Epe T-junction. The builders adopted a rural road cross-section without drainage, except for chutes provided at intervals to allow water percolate into the soil along the verges.
Mrs Adeyoye stated that other attendant benefits of the laudable project include the positive impact it would have on the lives of residents, businesses, commuters and Lagosians at large.
She said: “Aside from the fact that the Lekki-Epe Expressway project, when completed, will eliminate the perennial traffic gridlocks, it would ultimately improve socio-economic activities in and around Lekki and reduce drastically the travel time of commuters.”